CARYVILLE - A thief is behind bars on felony theft charges after a surveillance video captured a Westville woman stealing an elderly woman's wallet at Dollar General.
Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on Thursday, July 24 from a 67-year-old woman who reported her wallet had been stolen from a shopping cart at the store, which led to the arrest of 47-year-old Vernita Deal, of Westville, a WCSO news release stated. The theft took place on Thursday, July 24
According to the release, a surveillance video showed Deal removing the wallet from the cart just minutes after the victim had mistakenly left her wallet at the store in the cart. The investigation led officers to Deal's home, where they recovered the elderly woman's wallet which contained more than $300 in cash.
Deal admitted to removing the cash from the victim's wallet and place it in her own, the release stated.